My Name is Nick

Adopt 09 Contest

April 27th 2009 6:31 pm
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One and one-half years ago, my life changed forever. For reasons I could not understand, the only family I ever knew turned me in to a shelter. I then spent 2 weeks in a kennel after being taken from the shelter by the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles. There were not enough foster homes. The rescue group had so many adoptable dogs so many of us had to live in kennels.

While I was there, terrible fires roared through Southern California. The smoke was thick and I stopped eating. I lost weight. I was so scared.

In the meantime, in San Diego, my new mom and dad decided that Lucy, a GRCGLA rescue from 2 years earlier needed a brother. Mom immediately started the search on the website with a lot of help and input AND encouragement from her Dogster friends.

The debate went on for a couple of days. The friends of Lucy on Dogster all checked out my bio and pictures and they all decided(along with mom and dad) that I would be the perfect brother for Lucy. So mom made arrangements to bring Lucy up to LA and meet me. The fires delayed the meeting for several days but by Friday, I was on my way to my new home in San Diego.

It wasn't easy at first. I was skinny and depressed and Lucy didn't like me very much. There was a great deal of "teefer" showing and growling but gradually we got used to each other and I finally felt secure. We were able to both fit on the bed with mom and dad and after a few months, actually started to play with each other. The usual games, Golden Wrestlemania and Goober Bitey-face! I gained weight and the slightly pudgy Lucy lost weight chasing me around the park.

I have become mom's "big red goofy boy". I have a huge smile and a fondness for stuffies. I love to talk and everyone seems to understand what I am saying. My life is so amazingly wonderful. It's hard to believe I was ever sad or felt abandoned. The power of love is a wondrous thing.
I don't think I could be happier any place else but in my forever home with my mom and dad and sister Lucy.

They have changed my life and I am eternally grateful.

 
 

Leave A Comment | 3 people already have

Barked by: Nari

May 11th 2009 at 9:17 pm

Aw, Nick! You have such a great life! What a cute adoption story!
xoxo,
Nari
Barked by: Cherry the Wonderdog (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2009 at 11:05 pm

Aww, what a nice story. That must've been so scary been near all those fires...I can't imagine it! So glad you and Lucy are friends now and you have a wonderful home!
Barked by: Cherry the Wonderdog (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2009 at 11:05 pm

Aww, what a nice story. That must've been so scary been near all those fires...I can't imagine it! So glad you and Lucy are friends now and you have a wonderful home!


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